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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Hello and welcome to Debatable, where today,
one player must answer a series of tricky questions to try to walk away
with a jackpot of over £3,000.
But, as always, they're not on their own.
They will have a panel of well-known faces debating their way to the answers.
Will they help or will they hinder?
As always, that's debatable. So, let's meet them.
Talking the talk on today's show, we have comedian Ed Byrne.
We have broadcaster and journalist Angela Rippon.
And actor Sally Lindsay.
Sally, ready to go?
The debating skills have been honed.
You like a chat, you have a thirst for knowledge.
I like a chat, yeah.
I'm a bit... I get a bit angry about politics,
so I do like a debate about politics.
-So if any of those come up, I'll be fine.
What are your stronger subjects, then, Sally?
I would say, predictably, probably the arts, English...
But, then, modern culture - I'm quite good at that.
But, then, really modern, because I'm 43 now,
I don't really know what's going on.
-You're not 43.
-Oh, stop it.
-You're not 43.
-I am, yeah.
-As they say in Ireland, you're looking awful well.
-Oh, thank you. That's very kind.
-You're looking awful well for it.
Angela, you're going to be harnessing this panel today.
-So they tell me.
-You're going to be driving it.
What do you think of your fellow panellists?
I think they both have hidden talents.
-And I think that they are going to blossom as we go through
-I think Ed may be blossoming already.
Check this shirt out.
-Look at it.
Now, Ed, you're a man who knows things.
-And you like a chat.
-I like a chat, yeah.
I'm not sure about a debate. I debate with myself, more than anything else.
I'm constantly arguing with myself, you know, at home.
You take something out of the oven and burn your hand on it and go, "Why did you do that?"
"Didn't think it'd be hot." "You're an idiot." "I'm not an idiot." So, that's my...
I'm generally arguing with myself most of the time.
That is the panel.
Let's meet today's contestant.
It is Richard from Birmingham.
-How are you?
-How are you doing? Are you well?
-I'm very good, thank you very much.
Good, good. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm Richard. I'm a financial adviser. I'm from Birmingham,
if you can't tell from the accent already.
And what do I do? Yeah, I'm...
I love playing cricket. I'm a local councillor in Birmingham,
which is really, really fun.
And tell us a bit about your family.
Family, yes. I've got a lovely girlfriend called Adele,
two lovely daughters called Romany and Mia, both eight years old.
Get on like a house on fire, generally,
as eight-year-old girls sometimes do.
You know what they say - wee boys wreck your house,
-wee girls wreck your head.
-Absolutely. So, you know,
being the one man in the house means I never win an argument.
So it's nice to come on here and debate something with someone
who might actually listen to me.
That's not going to happen.
-No, no. Probably not, no.
-That's not going to happen today.
What do you make of the panel?
I was just listening to the introductions - I'm looking forward to debating politics with Sally.
I think we'll both be on our soapboxes for quite some time, maybe.
I'm absolutely thrilled. Big fan of Ed.
Watched a lot of the panel shows all the time, that you're on,
so absolutely aware of all your knowledge. And Angela - well,
she's been on TV for however long. She's going to know everything.
I don't think I'll have to say much.
You'll have to pay close attention to what our panel are going to say,
cos you can only choose one of them, Richard,
to play the Final Debate with you at the end of the show.
-Ready to play?
-I think so.
OK, here we go. Let's play Round One.
Round One, Richard, is multiple choice.
Four possible answers to each question.
Only one of them is correct.
Four questions in this round.
£200 for each correct answer.
A possible 800 quid up for grabs for the prize pot.
Let's get cracking. Here it comes.
-Start with an easy one.
-Yeah. I'm hoping...
Hopefully, they'll debate it for so long over there,
I'm going to start going through them all in my head
and see if I can remember how to spell some of them.
But that's tough.
I probably only know about ten states.
-Hopefully, they're all in there.
It's a well-travelled panel. Panel, let's see if you can sort this out.
-Your debate starts now.
-It's got to be A.
I keep saying A but then you've got, Arkansas and...
-The S - Los Angeles.
-It's in California.
-Yeah, oh, yeah.
-You've got Nebraska.
-North and South Dakota.
-North and South Carolina.
Initially, my gut instinct was A.
-It's got to be A.
-It's got to be A.
-It's got to be A.
I think it's got to be A.
Yeah, you're good at this, Ed.
-Yeah, I think it's...
-Massachusetts is S.
-Go down the coast.
I think now we've said all these As, it would be fun to just go,
"We think it's N."
-I think it's A.
-So, are we agreed?
-I think so, yeah.
-OK. So, as a team,
we've debated the answer.
We think the answer is A.
OK, Richard. Did that give you a little bit of thinking time,
as Ed debated with himself?
He certainly did, yeah. It was a nice trip round America with Ed.
It was great but the more time I've had to think,
I mean, Louisiana, the Virginias.
It just all points to A, doesn't it, I think?
I'm pretty confident with A on that one, I think.
OK, you're going with the panel. You're saying A.
For £200, is A the correct answer?
-It is the correct answer.
Well done, panel. 21 states ending in A, including California,
Florida and Alaska.
The five states ending with S are Texas, Illinois,
Kansas, Arkansas and Massachusetts.
E and N both have four -
Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire and Tennessee.
And Michigan, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.
You are off to a flying start. £200 in your prize pot.
Really pleased with that.
OK, here comes your next one.
Where do you start with those?
So, I'm going to be in need of a lot of help here.
So, hopefully, Angela has been on some nature documentaries
at some point. I don't know. I'm at your whim. I really am.
OK, panel. Your debate starts now.
I so want it to be the sparklemuffin cos I think it just conjures up
such a beautiful picture, doesn't it?
Sarcastic fringehead was my nickname at school.
-I wonder why.
-Sparklemuffin was MY nickname at school.
Was it, love?
You wore sequins on everything, then, clearly.
You never forgot your PE kit after that day.
I think the white-bellied go-away bird sounds something that you'd
-hear David Attenborough saying.
-David Attenborough would have
said that. Yes.
I've got his voice in my head now
and I think the orange pixie arm... Yeah, that's good.
They both sound more like animals.
-They're proper animals, aren't they?
-They sound like...
What is a...? You see, the fringehead could be an animal,
-Is it because of the way they hold their face?
-Maybe a bird...
-The noise it makes.
-Or is it the way they hold their face?
You know, like some dogs always look like they hate you.
-I think Angela's right.
-I think it's sparklemuffin.
-What do we think?
-I think you're probably right.
-I think sarcastic fringehead sounds like a bird.
-Like a bird.
Orange pixie armadillo sounds like an armadillo.
It does, but... Big hint there.
-So, what do we think?
-I think it's the sparklemuffin, yeah.
Yeah, let's give sparklemuffin a whirl.
-I can't believe those words just came out of my mouth.
Let's give sparklemuffin a whirl.
Yes, after we've debated, we think that it is a sparklemuffin.
-We're probably terribly wrong.
An informed debate there, Richard, from the panel.
Incredibly informed, yeah.
-Good nature knowledge.
-It seems to be, doesn't it, yeah?
If David Attenborough hasn't said it, we don't know it,
by the sound of it really. But, yeah, I'll be honest -
the fact that white-bellied go-away bird has got the word "bird" in it
and the fact that orange pixie armadillo has "armadillo" in it
makes you think those are genuine.
And I think they do use the word "pixie" quite a lot,
to describe smaller versions of certain animals.
So I quite like the idea of that.
A sarcastic fringehead... I don't know why...
I know you mentioned a bird over there. I was thinking of a hyena.
A hyena has that little fringe at the front.
And its form of humour is sarcasm, generally, with a hyena.
I think, for the want of no more knowledge than that,
I will agree and go with sparklemuffin.
is sparklemuffin not a real animal?
-The orange pixie armadillo doesn't exist.
There is a pink fairy armadillo,
which is the smallest species of armadillo, about six inches long.
The white-bellied go-away bird gets its name from its distinctive call.
"Go 'way, go 'way. You will, you will."
Sounds remarkably like Mrs Doyle from Father Ted.
A new species of peacock spider was named sparklemuffin
by the graduate who discovered it.
Oh, right, OK. This was all ruined by a wacky student.
Yeah. A sarcastic fringehead is a fish.
-You learn something every day.
-Sorry about that.
-No, I agreed.
Let's see if we can get back on track with this.
Well, I'm quite pleased that we've got three very arty people here
to be able to discuss this one with.
I'm sure there's going to be an answer in there somewhere.
I'll be honest - I think there's one I know I could get rid of,
but I wouldn't want to say that just yet.
So, you're the financial adviser and you are deferring the money question
to this panel. Panel, your debate starts now.
When did we last see a £20 note?
I don't think it can be Barbara Hepworth
cos there was such an argument about having a woman.
About the fiver, yeah.
-About the fiver.
-And it wasn't the woman it should have been,
so I'd want it to be Barbara Hepworth but it's not.
So it's not.
I don't think it's David Hockney. I think he's too modern.
I don't think the Bank of England would go for him.
It's got to be either Turner or Constable.
Now, for some reason, I am erring towards Turner.
Something in the back of my head because he's so trendy the moment
with the new Margate... It's not that new.
Do you think they'd go, "But you've got an art prize, Constable hasn't."
Yeah. This is it.
I'm between those two. For some reason,
Turner's entering my head and I don't know why.
Maybe cos I actually recently went to see it.
-But I don't know.
-It is definitely one or other of them, I think.
-I feel like I want to weigh into this debate.
-But I don't know the answer.
-Well, we've got to guess, haven't we?
It's one of those things - I'd just be talking for the sake of talking.
-Yes, perhaps Constable.
-We do that for a living, Ed.
That's the extent of my contribution.
I... I think it's got to be Turner,
ALL TALK AT ONCE
I'm not convinced, but I think... I can't...
Something sparked in my head, so...
-We're going to look like idiots if it's Hockney.
-If it's Barbara Hepworth, we'll look terrible.
OK, we think, after debate,
that it is JW Turner.
So, you have Sally, who believes that it could be Turner,
you have Angela, who believes that it may not be Constable,
and you have Ed, who did his very best to look intelligent
-and nod in all the right places during that debate.
-He got involved.
-It was nice to see. Because I'm incredibly obedient,
I think I'm going to follow again. I'm going to go with Turner.
OK, you're going with the panel.
In 2016, was Turner announced to appear on the next £20 note?
Very well played. Very well done.
Barbara Hepworth was on the shortlist.
The note is expected to come into circulation in 2020.
OK, Richard, you're back on track.
£200 into the prize pot.
You're up to £400.
Here comes your next question.
When I heard the question, I thought I might like this question
and then I've suddenly hated it.
There's one there which I know I'm pretty sure has been one but I think
it was one afterwards, rather than that being the actual cover version.
But I'm happy to hear a lot of thoughts on this one.
OK. Pop pickers, your debate starts now.
I've said before, I know nothing about pop music.
-Well, it's definitely not Tainted Love.
It's not Tainted Love - that's definitely a cover.
So, let's see what we know is a cover.
So, Tainted Love is definitely a cover.
And so is Torn by Natalie Imbruglia.
Girls Have Got To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper?
That's my problem, cos Girls Just Want To Have Fun...
She always writes her own stuff.
But Hello by Lionel Richie -
I can't... That's the two I'm worried about.
-What do you think, Ed?
Even when you think, Girls Just Want To Have...
-It does feel like an older song. It's got a...
-Like a '50s...
-..bubble-gum pop kind of feel to it.
-Tremeloes or something like that.
It's between those two.
-I think it's Hello.
-And I know nothing.
-I think that's a lie, Angela.
I admit, I know nothing about pop music but I defer to my team-mates.
And they're convinced it's Hello, Lionel Richie.
Oh, it is, Angela. It's quite clear that they are convinced,
-but are you, Richard?
-Hello is such an iconic video, as well.
I can't imagine anyone else having done it.
At least not having done it better. I'm pretty sure...
I saw an interview with Lionel Richie
and he wrote all of his own stuff.
I'm almost certain I heard him say that.
So again, obedience is going to kick in and I'm going to go with Hello.
-OK, you're going with the panel.
For £200, the correct answer is...
-It is Hello by Lionel Richie.
-Very well done, Richard.
Torn was originally by US alternative band Ednaswap.
Girls Just Want To Have Fun was by Robert Hazard,
who supposedly wrote the tune in about 20 minutes while he was in the shower...
on his own, but he thought that girls wanted to have fun.
Back in 1979.
Tainted Love was originally a B-side recorded in 1964
by soul singer Gloria Jones.
It became a Northern Soul classic.
Gloria Jones was also the girlfriend of T. Rex singer Marc Bolan.
Well played, Richard. Another £200 into the prize pot,
bringing your total amount at the end of Round One up to £600.
Let's see how they cope with pictures. It's time for Round Two.
Richard, Round Two is the picture round.
You must place three pictures in the correct order.
Three questions in this round.
£300 up for grabs for each correct answer.
A possible 900 quid.
OK. Here we go, here's your first question.
Right. I think I know when the first Academy Award was.
I think I know when the first Fifa World Cup was.
I haven't got a clue about the Nobel Prize.
That's the problem I've got. So I'm looking for some guidance on
-that one, I really am.
-OK, panel, can we sort this out for Richard?
-Your debate starts now.
-Well, Nobel was the man who...
He died, I'm pretty sure, at the end of the 1800s.
So we're going to Nobel first.
We've got to go Nobel first.
-Yeah, you can see by what he's wearing...
-If we're being logical, definitely first.
-Nobel is first.
I know diddly about football,
except that I don't think it's been around...
Well, Fifa hasn't been around as long as the Academy Awards.
-No, I don't think so.
-Because they were awarding Academies, again,
in the days of black and white,
back in the 1930s, weren't they?
-Yeah. I think when they started talkies, wasn't it?
So, I don't think...
And I don't think Fifa's been around that long.
-So shall we swap these around?
What does anybody else think?
-Yeah, I think that's the...
There we go. Almost 100% that that's...
He's 1800 and something.
-I'm pretty certain.
We feel good about this. We feel good about this.
So, as a team, we think that Nobel came first,
then the Academy Awards and then the Fifa World Cup.
I'm pretty sure the first Academy Awards were in the '20s.
I'm pretty sure the first Fifa World Cup was in the '30s in Uruguay,
although I can't remember the exact year.
I'm pretty sure if England won it in '66,
Brazil had won it twice before that. Italy had won it twice before that.
Uruguay had won it twice before that.
So that takes us back about 24, 28 years or so.
So that's about then.
So, I think, again, I think what a team.
I'm going to agree. I think I'm going to say Nobel Prize first,
followed by the Academy Awards, followed by Fifa World Cup.
OK, for £300, is that the correct order?
-It is the correct order.
-Well done, panel.
-Very well played.
The Nobel Prize was first awarded in 1901,
the Academy Awards first awarded in the '20s, 1929,
and then the Fifa World Cup in the 1930s.
Obviously, that is not the original World Cup.
The original World Cup was the Jules Rimet Trophy.
And you were right - the first World Cup was in Uruguay.
Well played. £300 into the prize pot.
You're up to £900.
OK. Your second picture question.
Here it comes.
I think Mercury is Hg.
I think silver is Ag, and I think tungsten is V, I think.
-Oh, Richard, well done, love.
If memory serves... It's been a long time since I was at school.
Feel free to ignore that, panel.
Your debate starts now.
I know that silver is Ag, so I'm going to put that right up there.
The only thing I know about tungsten is when I was 11,
I bought my dad some darts.
They were tungsten-tipped and it was the best thing I've ever bought him.
So that's my... There you go.
I bunked off science.
-There you go.
-I didn't know tungsten was V.
I knew silver and mercury, but I didn't know...
-Mercury is definitely H.
So, we know these two, anyway.
We don't need to know that one, as a result, because it's bound to be
-the other end.
-I'll be honest.
-And the tungsten-tipped
gave V for victory for your dad, clearly, when he played darts.
-There you go.
-Best thing that ever happened to him.
So, as the team, we are prepared to accept the answer of our contestant,
-..and go with silver, mercury and tungsten.
We think Richard's right.
Based on Sally's darts for her dad.
That was the convincing fact for me.
That was the one that really did it.
I'm certain silver's definitely Ag.
Mercury's definitely Hg.
I'm just questioning myself whether tungsten is V.
I think it is.
I'm going to say...
Yeah, I'm going to stick with what the panel have said.
Silver, mercury, tungsten.
Is that the correct order, for £300?
-It is the correct order.
-Thank you, Mr Watkinson, in science lesson,
-all them years ago.
-All those years ago.
Silver is Ag, from the Latin argentum.
Mercury is Hg, which is the abbreviation of hydrogerum,
which is the Greek words "water" and "silver".
Who was your science teacher?
I had several but the one I remember, Mr Watkinson.
OK, and Mr Watkinson will know that mercury is widely associated
with thermometers in the UK.
Mercury in thermometers has actually been illegal since 2009.
-Mr Watkinson will also know that tungsten is W...
Also called wolfram. Tungsten is often used for the filaments
in light bulbs and for darts in the 1980s.
That's another 300 quid
into the prize pot. You're doing ever so well, Richard.
You're up to £1,200.
OK, Richard, here comes your final picture question.
Yeah, I don't know.
I'm hoping... Have you interviewed some of them, by any chance, Angela?
-OK, panel, can we sort this out for Richard?
-Your debate starts now.
-It's a tricky one, isn't it?
Charlotte Dujardin, of course, won...
-She's won two gold medals now, hasn't she, as dressage...?
Absolutely brilliant dressage rider.
And she's married.
She's quite young.
Andy Murray is, funnily enough, one of the oldest tennis players.
-I know that we just had Federer winning and he's 35.
Andy Murray is older than all of the others.
So I think he's late 20s, early 30s.
-How old is Mo? I don't know.
-Mo's got a couple of kids, right?
-A couple of kids but I think...
-Andy's just had one just recently.
-Does that mean anything, though?
-But I just think...
-Shall we swap these around?
-I think it's...
I think it goes Charlotte, Andy, Mo.
I'm worried about these two, but...
I think that Mo is older than Andy.
-Just, cos I think Andy's still late 20s.
Even though he's been around forever.
-I think we're...
-What do you reckon?
-I think we're right.
-Do you think, Ed?
-I think this is good.
I'm too lazy to move them again, to be honest with you.
Are we going to stick with this?
-I think so.
-We're going to stick with this.
So, we have finally agreed that we think the youngest is
that in the middle we've got Andy Murray
and the old bloke on the end is Mo Farah.
So, there's no way to sort this out from the wrinkles on their face,
Richard. But they believe it is Charlotte Dujardin, is the youngest.
-Then Andy Murray.
Then Mo Farah. Does that make any sense?
There's some compelling arguments. I did see one interview with
Charlotte Dujardin and she did seem quite young.
It's sometimes hard to tell when they've got the helmet on.
But she did seem a bit younger.
Andy Murray, I'm sure, has just turned 30.
I'm sure I've seen that.
I think would say Mo is probably just the oldest.
Again, I think we'll go Charlotte Dujardin first, Andy Murray second,
and Mo Farah the oldest.
OK. Going with the panel again on this one.
For £300, is that the correct order?
-It's the wrong order.
-Let's have a look, Richard, at the correct order.
-Andy Murray is the youngest.
-Then Charlotte Dujardin.
-Then Mo Farah.
Andy Murray was born May 15th, 1987.
Dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin was born 13th of July 1985.
-Older than him.
-And Mo Farah was born 23rd of March 1983.
At the end of our picture round, you're up to £1,200.
So, Richard, this is the point where we pause,
have a little look at our panel. Who is standing out in a good way?
-Or in a bad way?
-Well, not to say Sally's let herself down in that round at all...
-Darts knowledge alone will carry you through.
But that was a tough one to do, cos I think there was a hell of
a lot of guesswork in there, really,
on everyone's behalf, really.
So I can't split it on that one.
I think, Richard, you were the best on that round, to be fair.
There is still £1,500 up for grabs.
It's time for Round Three.
OK, Richard, in Round Three,
you will face questions that contain statements about a person,
a place or a thing. Only one of them, though, is true.
It is the final round. We up the money to £500 for each correct answer.
A possible 1,500 up for grabs.
Here comes your first question.
I think I might know the answer to this one.
-I'll be honest.
-Well, hold that thought.
-I'm going to hold it.
-Hold that thought.
Let's see if our panel can shed any light on this.
Panel, your debate starts now.
-It can't be.
-Just no chance.
I can't believe that any of them are true.
That's what I can't believe.
Whoopi Goldberg... That's not her real name, is it, anyway?
-Whoopi's obviously a nickname, isn't it?
Well, that would be River Bottom, as well.
-River Phoenix would be River Bottom.
Cos Goldberg is such...
I'd be more likely to go for Joaquin Phoenix.
So Joaquin Bottom and River Bottom?
-"Whack your bottom" and river...
-They've called their son River?
The surname was Bottom?
You'd have called your son Justin if your surname was Case?!
You'd have called your daughter Whoopi if...
All of them are ridiculous.
They are ridiculous. That's what I'm saying.
But the thing is, Joaquin is ridiculous anyway.
-As is River.
Do we think Justin Bieber was Justin Bieber?
-I've no idea. I think...
-I think Justin Bieber is his real name.
For some reason, I'm thinking Whoopi Goldberg. But I don't know.
Really don't know.
We think Justin Bieber was the real name?
-I think so.
-Yeah. Whoopi Goldberg, Whoopi Cushin.
I can't... I'm just not buying Whoopi Cushin.
But it's C-U-S-H-I-N.
-I appreciate that.
What do they call cushions in America? It might be
-a different word, like sidewalk...
So, what do we think? You think it's...?
I think it's Joaquin Phoenix.
-You think it's Whoopi.
-You're going to have to go for it, Angela.
-I'm going to have to choose, aren't I?
I think her first name might have been Cushin.
And you think she changed it to Goldberg?
I think... I agree, it's Whoopi Goldberg,
who was originally Whoopi Cushin,
and I think the family name probably was Cushin,
so they came up with Whoopi as a...
As a sort of familiar name for her.
Sorry - stop prevaricating.
Well, we have debated
but I don't think we're terribly sure about this, Richard.
So forgive us, but we're going to go with Whoopi Cushin.
I just love the fact that Ed sat there,
almost like a Hollywood movie as a lawyer in court, going,
"And you think she changed her name to Goldberg?"
OK, Richard, after some debate and not a lot of knowledge,
the panel believes that Whoopi Goldberg was born Whoopi Cushin.
Yeah, colour me unconvinced.
I think... There was always a joke when I was younger -
I remember seeing Whoopi Goldberg in lots of films, and they used to say,
"Do you know Whoopi Goldberg has just married Peter Cushing?"
And obviously then become Whoopi Cushing.
So I've heard that and if I'd have heard that,
I would have probably know that her actual real name was Cushin.
-Possibly. Justin Bieber, I know,
was found on social media and he's Canadian
and I'm sure I've heard the name Case in Canada.
So, I'm going to go against them for the first time and we are going to
fall out and I'm going to go with C, Justin Bieber.
-First time against the panel.
..the correct statement is...
-..was born Joaquin Bottom.
-It's quite all right.
You don't have to apologise to me.
But the burden of knowledge weighs heavy...
He's going to be unbearable for the rest of the programme.
-You realise that.
-Joaquin Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom
on the 28th of October 1974.
The whole Phoenix family were originally Bottoms,
including River Jude Bottom, Rain Joan Of Arc Bottom.
Their parents were John and Arlyn Bottom.
They changes their surname to Phoenix in the late '70s.
-No money there, Richard, but there's still £1,000 up for grabs.
Let's see if we can get it. Here comes your next question.
I really don't know. I really don't know.
The problem I'm going to have is distinguishing alligators from
crocodiles. Do they both have different characteristics?
So, happy to hear more.
Don't worry. The panel will sort this out for us very quickly.
Your debate starts now.
-They can't breathe under water.
-Nothing can breathe under water - only fish.
-So that's absolute fact?
They've got noses - they breathe through their noses.
I was thinking that.
They can breathe out under water...
-But we can all do that.
-We can all do that.
-They can't breathe in.
How many countries...
Certainly, they're found in America.
Where else are they found?
I'm not 100% sure. I would have thought they were found
across the continent of the Americas. Across North America,
-And South America.
I would have thought so.
The sense of hearing thing - I've got half a mind
-that they have that sort of... They just sense vibrations.
Cos they don't really have any ears, do they? No.
And they can just feel vibrations and sense movement in the water.
They would feel it through the water.
Initially, I was thinking it's one of those brilliant things that you
find out, they are found in only two countries.
You know, and you think, "Really?!" I don't know I'm thinking...
They've got to be found in more than two countries.
They can't only be native to America, surely.
-Let's go for...
That's why you tell them you'll see them later.
-See them later?
-Because... See you later, alligator.
You can actually call them to make a date.
-OK, do we agree?
-Yes, I think so.
-No sense of hearing?
-In that case,
having debated the question,
we think that the answer is that
they have no sense of hearing.
So, Richard, Sally would like the idea that alligators are only found
in two countries. But the panel, after their debate,
have gone for "no sense of hearing".
Right. OK, yeah. I think "only found in two countries" is a tough one.
Are they not found all the way through the Caribbean?
So there's a lot of countries there, possibly.
I'm trying to think back to pictures of them.
They haven't got ears. I'm sure they haven't got ears.
And I'm sure that a lot of them have...
Snakes don't have ears and a lot of reptiles don't have ears.
So, yeah, I'm going to agree this time.
I'm going to go with C, "have no sense of hearing".
OK, going with the panel.
Alligators have no sense of hearing.
For £500, is that the correct answer?
-They are found in the wild in only two countries.
There are two known species of alligator -
-the American and the Chinese.
-Alligators do not breathe under water
but can stay submerged for over an hour.
-They have excellent hearing...
..and eyesight and a good sense of smell, which helps them hunt.
OK, Richard. £500 still up for grabs.
Here's your final question.
Wow! OK. I think... After seeing some interviews recently,
there was one there I think I've heard.
I think I may have heard, so I'm looking to get a bit more detail
from my distinguished panel there, I think, on that one.
So, as a councillor in politics,
you are throwing the political question over to our panel.
-I've not done it for very long.
All right, panel. Let's see if you can sort it out.
-Your debate starts now.
-Well, the first one is not right.
The first one, because she was Hilda.
-She was Hilda.
-I'm almost positive...
-Wasn't her father a grocer?
-Her father was a grocer, yeah.
A shopkeeper. But...
-..was he a policeman in his spare time...
-Yeah, that's a tricky one.
-And was Denis's first wife called Margaret?
-Maybe Denis was married before to someone called Margaret.
-Which is how he gravitated to the second one.
"I'll stick with what I know."
-"I won't ever accidentally call her the wrong name."
Yeah. Maybe he had a tattoo.
So, it's between those two for me. I love the idea...
I think she would have spoken more
about her father's involvement with the police.
She would have made an issue of that as a law-and-order kind of
-politician, wouldn't she?
-When she was respon... Yes, she would've.
So, what do we think, then -
that Denis was married to somebody called Margaret?
Which I love the idea of, but, yeah...
Well, a short debate on that one.
We believe that Denis was married to someone called Margaret
before he was married to Margaret Hilda.
-Hmm. What do you make of this then, Richard?
-Yeah, very interesting.
I love the idea of having two wives called Margaret.
I'll go for C, please.
OK. Statement that's true about Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher...
Did her husband Denis's first wife also have the name Margaret?
-Indeed she did.
Denis was married to the first Margaret Thatcher,
nee Margaret Kempson, in 1942.
The second, more famous, Margaret Thatcher
was born Margaret Hilda Roberts.
She married Denis in 1951.
Her father was a grocer and never a part-time copper.
And well done, Richard. Well worked out there.
It means at the end of Round Three, your prize pot is up to £1,700.
So, it's a tidy little sum. Are you going to invest this financially
or are you going to spend it?
I've been informed by two young eight-year-old girls -
if we don't go to Disneyland soon, they're going to be too old to appreciate it.
OK, so there is a family holiday to Disneyland potentially at stake.
Absolutely no pressure, panel.
It all comes down to our Final Debate, Richard, where you will face
one question and that question will have six possible answers.
Only three of them are correct.
To win the money, you know how it works -
you need to give me all three correct answers.
But you will not be on your own.
You will choose one of this fine panel to help you.
You and your panellist will have 45 seconds to debate the question.
So, based on their performances today,
who would you like to join you in the Final Debate?
Will it be sarcastic fringehead Ed Byrne?
Will it be our sparklemuffin Angela Rippon? Or...
# Is it Sally you're looking for? #
Yeah, they've all been brilliant and they've all made
massive contributions but I think...
I disagreed with him and he proved me to be wrong.
And we're going to get the boys together. I'm going to go with Ed.
OK, Ed, will you please join us as we play the Final Debate?
So, Ed, this is it. Richard has put his faith in you.
He has done the right thing.
Ah! Well, if you say so. If you say so.
I've had a lovely day out, Paddy,
and it was nice to just be here.
That's the attitude going into an end game, Ed.
It was nice to be here.
All right. Let's take a look at the Final Debate categories.
Wow! I've got to be honest -
I like my geography.
But that depends...
Europe's kind of vast, isn't it, really?
Yeah. Music - if we got lucky on music, we'd be away.
But I'd be looking for quite a bit of luck on Europe, as well.
-I would... I would veer towards music.
-I'm happy to go with Europe if you'd rather.
See, again, not much between the two but I'd edge towards Europe.
So I'm going to go with Europe, I think.
OK, it is your decision.
Ed is a well-travelled man.
Let's see if he can help you out with this. We're going to put 45 seconds on the clock.
For £1,700, here comes your Final Debate question.
Your debate starts now.
-No, Norway... Estonia and Finland both are.
Do you want to know something really sad about me?
-Go for it.
-I collect Euro coins.
-Estonia and Finland both...
Estonia and Finland...
The fact they're in the euro definitely means they're
-in the European Union, then?
-Yeah. I believe so.
-You'd think so.
-Montenegro and Romania and I think it's...
Switzerland's not, is it?
-No, it's not.
-It's not at all.
So, Montenegro and Romania.
-Romania, I would suggest is more likely to.
-Didn't they get added quite late on
and then...we suddenly realised
there were more Romanian people in Britain?
-Well, I distinctly recall Nigel Farage complaining about Romanians.
-I think so, yeah.
-I'm guessing they are in the EU.
-Estonia, Finland, Romania.
-Estonia, Finland, Romania. Yeah.
OK, Richard, you're going for...?
OK, Richard, best of luck.
We need all three to be correct in order to leave with the money.
For £1,700, the first answer you gave me was Estonia.
Is Estonia in the European Union?
Go on, Ed.
Just suddenly had my doubts on Estonia.
Thank you for your collection of coins.
Next up, to keep you on track for the money, you said Finland.
Is Finland in the European Union?
Finland is in the European Union.
Estonia and Finland.
You then were edging between Montenegro and Romania.
You plumped for Romania.
If Romania is correct, you leave with £1,700.
If it's the wrong answer, I'm afraid you do leave with nothing, Richard.
Fingers crossed. Best of luck.
Is Romania in the European Union?
Come on! Thank you very much.
Very well played, Richard. Well done, Ed.
Well played, Richard. You've just won £1,700.
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-Thank you very much.
The European Union flag features a circle of 12 gold stars on a blue
background. They stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity
and harmony among the peoples of Europe, Ed.
The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of countries,
which is convenient, based on what has just happened.
That is it for Debatable.
There's just enough time for me to thank my fantastic panel -
Ed Byrne, Angela Rippon and Sally Lindsay.
I hope you've enjoyed watching. We will see you next time for more heated debates.
For now, from me, it's goodbye.